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Living in the heart of Beaver Nation is a great way to get connected to life on campus. More than 800 second year and above students--many of them transfer students--call Oregon State residence halls home. With a variety of room and suite options, and professional live-in staff to answer questions, living on campus can simplify your transfer process.
All residence halls are open to transfer students, but many choose to live with other upper division students in halls that are either partially or fully set aside for second year and above, transfer, and graduate students.
Living on campus is a great way to set up a successful transition to OSU: you are a few minutes walking from the center of campus life, and it’s the best way to get connected to campus resources while meeting other transfer students new to OSU.
Students who are married, have registered domestic partners, or have children living at home can live in Orchard Court, Oregon State's family housing apartment community. Please be advised that there is a waiting list for these spaces; visit the Family Housing page to learn more about eligibility and housing options.
Halsell Hall is exclusively for second year and above. It offers suite-style rooms, with either two or four bedrooms sharing a common area with kitchenette, living room, and one-and-a-half bathrooms. It also has a specific Transfer student wing on the 1st floor west wing of the building adjacent to an exclusive transfer student lounge. Suites in Halsell are not assigned by gender; students may share suites with suitemates of any gender.
On the first floor of Halsell Hall, you'll find a lounge set aside just for transfer students. The Transfer Student Living Room is designed to give transfer students a space on campus to relax between classes, study with friends, and build a community. It's available to all transfer students (not just those who live in Halsell) Monday – Friday, with doors unlocked 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
The Transfer Student Living Room has a study area with tables and a whiteboard, and a social area equipped with couch, chairs, and a television with free cable. The attached kitchen has a small refrigerator, sink, stove top, and over for students to use. Two bathrooms (one with a shower) are also available. Learn more about the Transfer Student Living Room.
For a full list of Second Year and Above Communities that you can find success in visit here.
Communities aligned with academic programs or majors: Living-Learning Communities
Communities built around common interests: Special Interest Communities
Additional options: All residence halls
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More about transferring to OSU: University Resources for transfer students
Additional questions? Contact UHDS